ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2011-2013/14 / Commentary

ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2011-2013/14

Ireland v Canada

Ireland won by an innings and 11 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

37.3

Patel to Cusack, no run

37.4

Patel to Cusack, no run

37.5

Patel to Cusack, 1 run

Ireland 161/1   AR Cusack 1* (3b)

38.1

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, driven hard to the man at cover

38.2

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, 3 runs, hacked away and the man at point fields but there is two overthrows

Ireland 164/1   AR Cusack 4* (5b)

39.1

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, half volley but he only finds the man at cover

39.2

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, driven firmly to the man at cover again

39.3

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, this time he defends into the offside

39.4

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 2 runs, flicked fine and they run a couple

39.5

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, pushed to mid-on and there's nothing there

39.6

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run

Ireland 170/1   AR Cusack 6* (11b)

41.1

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, pushed towards point

41.2

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run

41.3

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, left alone by the batsman

41.4

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, defended into the covers

41.5

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, driven firmly to mid-on

41.6

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, again he hits the ball well but only finds a fielder this time in the covers

Ireland 174/1   AR Cusack 6* (17b)

42.5

Aulakh to Cusack, FOUR, another short ball and again it's smashed through the offside this time it reaches the boundary

42.6

Aulakh to Cusack, no run, cut directly to backward point

Ireland 185/1   AR Cusack 10* (19b 1x4)

45.1

Hansra to Cusack, no run, defended back to the bowler

45.2

Hansra to Cusack, FOUR, finds the gap through the covers and the fielder can't gather it in

45.3

Hansra to Cusack, no run

45.4

Hansra to Cusack, no run, left alone outside off-stump

45.5

Hansra to Cusack, no run, pushed back to the bowler

45.6

Hansra to Cusack, no run

Ireland 194/2   AR Cusack 14* (25b 2x4)

47.1

Hansra to Cusack, no run, played back to the bowler

47.2

Hansra to Cusack, 1 run, turned backward of square leg for a single

Ireland 201/3   AR Cusack 15* (27b 2x4)

48.1

Aulakh to Cusack, 2 runs, turned through midwicket for a couple

48.2

Aulakh to Cusack, no run, defended into the covers

48.3

Aulakh to Cusack, no run, swing and a miss outside the off-stump

48.4

Aulakh to Cusack, no run

48.5

Aulakh to Cusack, 1 run

Ireland 208/3   AR Cusack 18* (32b 2x4)

50.2

Aulakh to Cusack, no run

50.3

Aulakh to Cusack, no run, flicked firmly to mid-on

50.4

Aulakh to Cusack, FOUR, played off the back foot through the offside to the deep cover boundary

50.5

Aulakh to Cusack, 1 leg bye

Ireland 220/3   AR Cusack 22* (36b 3x4)

51.1

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run

51.2

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, driven hard back at the bowler

51.3

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 1 run, cut away to backward point

Ireland 225/3   AR Cusack 23* (39b 3x4)

52.1

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

52.2

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, again the batsman lets it go outside the off-stump

52.3

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, FOUR, poor delivery and he's duly smacked past backward point for a boundary

52.4

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, just passes the outside edge

52.5

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run

52.6

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, batsman shoulders his arms to that one

Ireland 233/3   AR Cusack 27* (45b 4x4)

53.2

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, left alone by the batsman

53.3

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, straight to man at cover

53.4

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run, driven back at the bowler

53.5

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 1 run, driven down to long-off for a single

Ireland 235/3   AR Cusack 28* (49b 4x4)

54.1

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run

54.2

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, another left alone outside the off-stump

54.3

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, pushed softly into the covers

54.4

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, 1 run, tries the cover drive but mishits it and it squirts into the legside

Ireland 236/3   AR Cusack 29* (53b 4x4)

55.1

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 1 run, comes down the wicket and hits it firmly down to long-off

Ireland 237/4   AR Cusack 30* (54b 4x4)

56.3

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, FOUR, edged through the slips a good chance goes a begging for Canada

56.4

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, big appeal from the bowler for lbw but the batsman had surely advanced too far down the pitch

56.5

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, no shot played to that one outside the off-stump

56.6

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, defended back to the bowler to end an expensive over

Ireland 260/4   AR Cusack 34* (58b 5x4)

58.1

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, half appeal for lbw but only from the bowler

58.2

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, left alone outside the off-stump

58.3

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, tries to hit him legside but does not connect properly

58.4

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, played into the midwicket region

58.5

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, hacked away to the man at point

58.6

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, 1 no ball, another overstep from this bowler

58.6

Khurram Chohan to Cusack, no run, played gently into the covers and there's nothing there

Ireland 261/4   AR Cusack 34* (65b 5x4)

59.2

Hansra to Cusack, 1 run

59.6

Hansra to Cusack, 1 run, also hits it gently out to the sweeper

Ireland 278/4   AR Cusack 36* (67b 5x4)

60.1

Baidwan to Cusack, FOUR, another well timed cover drive which the diving fielder in the deep can't pull in

60.2

Baidwan to Cusack, no run

60.3

Baidwan to Cusack, no run

60.4

Baidwan to Cusack, 2 runs, hacked away in the air but it drops well short of third man

60.5

Baidwan to Cusack, no run, late decision to leave it alone outside the off-stump

60.6

Baidwan to Cusack, 1 run, cut away to the man at point

Ireland 285/4   AR Cusack 43* (73b 6x4)

61.1

Patel to Cusack, 2 runs

61.2

Patel to Cusack, no run

61.3

Patel to Cusack, no run

61.4

Patel to Cusack, 1 run

Ireland 288/4   AR Cusack 46* (77b 6x4)

62.1

Baidwan to Cusack, 1 run, turned towards midwicket for a quick single

62.6

Baidwan to Cusack, no run, played into the covers

Ireland 294/4   AR Cusack 47* (79b 6x4)

63.2

Patel to Cusack, no run, played softly into the covers

63.3

Patel to Cusack, no run, defended and the bowler fields

63.4

Patel to Cusack, no run

63.5

Patel to Cusack, no run, back to the bowler again and he throws it at the stumps

63.6

Patel to Cusack, FOUR, big hit down to long-on one bounce and four and that's his fifty

Ireland 299/4   AR Cusack 51* (84b 7x4)

64.4

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, no run

64.5

Zahid Hussain to Cusack, 1 run, played out to point and they scamper a run

Ireland 301/4   AR Cusack 52* (86b 7x4)

65.4

Patel to Cusack, no run

65.5

Patel to Cusack, 1 run, quick single taken in the offside

Ireland 310/4   AR Cusack 53* (88b 7x4)

67.1

Patel to Cusack, 1 run, driven down to long-on

67.3

Patel to Cusack, 1 run, similar shot from his partner and it's another single

67.5

Patel to Cusack, no run, defended back to the bowler

67.6

Patel to Cusack, 1 run, comes down the track and drives the ball to long-on

Ireland 330/4   AR Cusack 56* (92b 7x4)

68.1

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run, driven into the covers

68.2

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off

68.4

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 1 run, hacked down to third man

Ireland 333/4   AR Cusack 58* (95b 7x4)

69.6

Patel to Cusack, no run

Ireland 337/4   AR Cusack 58* (96b 7x4)

70.4

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run, played directly to the man at cover

70.5

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run, hit hard back at the bowler

70.6

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 1 run, driven through the offside and the sweeper fields

Ireland 347/4   AR Cusack 59* (99b 7x4)

71.1

Patel to Cusack, no run, defended back to the bowler

71.2

Patel to Cusack, no run, just tapped into the legside

71.3

Patel to Cusack, no run, cut away but straight to point

71.4

Patel to Cusack, 1 run, driven down to long-on for a single

Ireland 348/4   AR Cusack 60* (103b 7x4)

72.1

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 1 run, turned to deep midwicket for a single

72.4

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 1 run

72.6

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run

Ireland 351/5   AR Cusack 62* (106b 7x4)

74.1

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, FOUR

74.2

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run

74.3

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run

74.4

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 2 runs

74.5

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run, played back to the bowler

74.6

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, no run, played out to point

Ireland 357/5   AR Cusack 68* (112b 8x4)

75.6

Hansra to Cusack, no run, just tapped into the legside

Ireland 362/5   AR Cusack 68* (113b 8x4)

77.1

Hansra to Cusack, no run

77.2

Hansra to Cusack, no run

77.3

Hansra to Cusack, no run, comes down the pitch and defends

77.4

Hansra to Cusack, 1 run, pulled to deep backwards square leg

Ireland 367/5   AR Cusack 69* (117b 8x4)

78.1

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 2 runs, hacked through the offside

78.2

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 1 run, driven down the ground to long-off

Ireland 370/5   AR Cusack 72* (119b 8x4)

79.1

Hansra to Cusack, 2 runs

79.2

Hansra to Cusack, 2 runs, driven firmly down to long-on

79.3

Hansra to Cusack, no run, pushed back to the bowler

79.4

Hansra to Cusack, 2 runs, guided down to third man for a couple

79.5

Hansra to Cusack, 2 runs

79.6

Hansra to Cusack, no run

Ireland 378/5   AR Cusack 80* (125b 8x4)

80.6

Rizwan Cheema to Cusack, 1 run

Ireland 384/5   AR Cusack 81* (126b 8x4)

81.1

Aulakh to Cusack, OUT, and another Irish player misses out on a century as a top edge is skied straight up in the air and the keeper is under it to take the catch

AR Cusack c †Hamza Tariq b Aulakh 81 (127b 8x4 0x6) SR: 63.77

Ireland 384/6   AR Cusack 81 (127b 8x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
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Sep 14, 2011

Ruvindu Gunasekera scored a fluent 66, Ireland v Canada, Intercontinental Cup, 2nd day, Dublin, September 14, 2011

Ruvindu Gunasekera scored a fluent 66

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Sep 14, 2011

George Dockrell appeals for one of his five wickets in the match, Ireland v Canada, Intercontinental Cup, 2nd day, Dublin, September 14, 2011

George Dockrell appeals for one of his five wickets in the match

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